Principles of Athletic Strength & Conditioning brings together 17 top strength and conditioning professionals to create a comprehensive and practical guide to athletic development. It includes detailed chapters on the most important aspects of training athletes including program design, warm-up and flexibility, in-season training, speed training, neck strengthening, injury prevention, plyometrics, explosive power development, program administration, anatomy and physiology, conditioning, motivation, and making an impact on a young athlete. Principles of Athletic Strength & Conditioning includes sample programs, and many illustrations and photographs to bring the training concepts to life.
Never before has there been so much interest in developing athletes. Opportunities abound in high schools, middle schools, private training centers, sports clubs and colleges where young athletes want to get stronger, faster and more powerful. Unfortunately, the amount of information available can be overwhelming, and it is difficult to navigate through the jungle of mis-information available online. This has led to many athletes getting sub-par training that wastes time and energy and can even be dangerous.
“This book is a must-read for those interested in the foundations of athletic performance. The all-star list of contributors to this book have a wealth of knowledge that is incomparable to any other book available in the strength & conditioning field.” ~ Ted Rath, CSCCa – Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Los Angeles Rams
“Principles of Athletic Strength & Conditioning brings together some of the top minds in the field to lay out, step-by-step, how to design and implement comprehensive strength & conditioning programs for young athletes. It gives you the HOW, the WHAT and the WHY. The concepts and principles outlined in PASC will provide you with the foundation needed to be successful in making an impact on those you coach. Any resource that can do that is on I want in my library.” ~ Ron McKeefery, MA, MSCC, CSCS*D – Vice President of Performance & Education – PLAE – Author of The CEO Strength Coach – 2008 & 2016 Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year
About the Author
Jim Kielbaso is the President of the International Youth Conditioning Association and the author of Ultimate Speed & Agility.